Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Poulsbo Beer Run, Bach and Beer …

Ron Swarner

Run four miles, brtween four breweries, while drinking a beer at each. Photo courtesy of Facebook

MORNING FOAM FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 27: A seven-taster flight of craft beer news …

Sept. 26, runners and beer enthusiasts alike will be hitting the streets of Poulsbo for the Poulsbo Beer Run. The description of the run is simple: four miles, four breweries, with a beer at each. Upon signing up and paying their entrance fee, runners begin at their home brewery, enjoying a beer, before running the mile to the next brewery and so on. All this while dressing up per the run’s theme. This run’s theme? Oktoberfest.

BrewDog launches “real ale.” That’s right. The anarchic Scottish brewers announced the launch of a new, “live” key-keg version of its well-known Dead Pony Club ale.

Craft brewers are still growing, according to new mid-year data released by the Brewers Association — the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers. American craft beer production volume increased eight percent during the first half of the year. As of June 30, the United States is rocking a solid 4,656 breweries.

Aug 21, internationally recognized cellist Steuart Pincombe will bring together two of the finer things in life: Bach and Beer. While sipping on their favorite brews at the Machine House Brewery in Seattle audience members will discover the connections between the art of brewing and the art of playing the music of Bach.

It is that time of year again when 80,000 people descend upon Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland for the nation’s longest running craft beer festival. The Oregon Brewers Festival returns for its 29th year, July 27 through Sunday, July 31. The Oregon Brewers Parade kicks it off this morning.

Outlander Brewing in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood is about to celebrate its 4th anniversary and you are invited.

The Illinois-based Small Town Brewery proved it has a sense of humor and a nostalgic streak when it debuted its first Its Not Your Father’s line of classic soda-inspired craft beers. Now it has released Not Your Father’s Vanilla Cream Ale, flavored with spices and Madagascar vanilla (4.1 percent alcohol by volume)

A Belgian lab aims to turn the brewing world on its head with new strains of yeast.